What additional symptoms are seen in Complex PTSD?
An individual who experienced a prolonged period (months to years) of chronic victimization and total control by another may also experience the following difficulties:
-Emotional Regulation. May include persistent sadness, suicidal thoughts, explosive anger, or inhibited anger.
-Consciousness. Includes forgetting traumatic events, reliving traumatic events, or having episodes in which one feels detached from one’s mental processes or body (dissociation).
-Self-Perception. May include helplessness, shame, guilt, stigma, and a sense of being completely different from other human beings…
-Relations with Others. Examples include isolation, distrust, or a repeated search for a rescuer.
-One’s System of Meanings. May include a loss of sustaining faith or a sense of hopelessness and despair.